FAMILY HOLIDAYS

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Best family holiday parks in Victoria 

Looking for top-ranked, kid-friendly holiday parks in VIC?

We’re featuring an almighty collection of fun-filled BIG4 parks, voted by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, among the best of the best.

Beautiful Bellarine Peninsula is home to two highly rated BIG4 parks, including the no.1 ranked resort.

BIG4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff

Ranked: No.1

This much-loved Bellarine Peninsula resort thoroughly deserves its no.1 ranking, dishing up excellent year-round attractions and entertainment for young and old. It’s all set in landscaped native gardens that are within walking distance to the beach and a short drive to the heart of historical Queenscliff and neighbouring Point Lonsdale.

Kids will instantly feel at home at BIG4 Beacon Resort.

Park highlights

  • Heated indoor pool and spa
  • Daily CoutaKidz activity program
  • Shaded Jumping Pillow
  • Indoor adventure playground
  • Interactive NEOS 360 interactive electronic playground
  • Day spa
  • 24/7 fitness studio
  • Outdoor gas fireplace

While in the area…a tour of Fort Queenscliff is armed with appeal.

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Entertainment abounds indoors and out.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch

Ranked: No.2

A regular award winner, this prized Gippsland holiday park excels at delivering memorable family getaways. Expect outstanding indoor and outdoor entertainment and first-rate accommodation, and all just a stone’s throw from the protected waters of Anderson Inlet.

The indoor water park is a huge hit at BIG4 Inverloch. 

Park highlights

  • Heated indoor splash park
  • Indoor pool with toddler end
  • Pump track
  • Jumping cushion
  • Adventure playground
  • TV/entertainment room
  • Large camp kitchen
  • Tennis and basketball courts

While in the area…daytrip to Wilsons Promontory National Park for brilliant beaches and wombat spotting.

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The pump track is just as popular.

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park

Ranked: No.3

Nestled in pretty, shade-filled surrounds within easy reach of the CBD, BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields offers a hassle-free family escape from Melbourne. Ample in-park entertainment is coupled with a solid selection of family-friendly attractions right at your fingertips. 

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields' pool is a huge drawcard.

Park highlights

  • Solar-heated pool
  • Indoor heated swimming-spa
  • Playground and adjoining tiny tots playroom
  • Recreation and television rooms
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Tennis and basketball facilities
  • Sensory room
  • Camp kitchen

While in the area…vibrant Sovereign Hill is only a few hundred metres from the park’s back gate.

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It's not a kid-friendly parks article without a Jumping Pillow pic.

BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park

Ranked: No.4

Located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, this attractive park is a year-round family paradise with a ton of entertainment dotted among spacious surrounds. And it’s all backed by variable, quality accommodation that includes safari tents.

BIG4 Bellarine is a family paradise.

Park highlights

  • Indoor heated pool complex
  • BMX track
  • Movie lounge
  • Toddler playroom
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Adventure playground with flying fox
  • Basketball and tennis court
  • Gym

While in the area…Bellarine Adventure Golf is just minutes away and takes mini-golf to another level.

Pssst, parents: A short stroll through a paddock that neighbours the park leads directly to a cellar door. You’re welcome.

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Year-round appeal.

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park

Ranked: No.5

BIG Wye River is a perennial family favourite with its top-notch accommodation and facilities set among a magnificent riverside valley and backdropped by picturesque mountains. Better yet, there is a protected beach and a pub and café just metres from the front gate.

Location, location: BIG4 Wye River.

Park highlights

  • Adventure playground
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Pedal go-karts
  • Games room
  • Wildlife
  • Canoeing
  • Spacious play areas

While in the area…kids will love spotting koalas at neighbouring Kennett River.

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These surrounds suit old-school exploration.

BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park

Ranked: No.6 (equal)

If you crave a family break that enables you to embrace the great outdoors, this is your spot. BIG4 Taggerty boasts an inviting bush setting on the banks of the Acheron River, shadowed by the impressive Cathedral Range. Adventure meets relaxation.

Hooked on the great outdoors? Head to BIG4 Taggerty.

Park highlights

  • Large swimming pool with toddler pool
  • River fun from fishing to canoeing
  • Mini-golf course
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Basketball and tennis courts/cricket pitch
  • Recreation hall
  • Playground
  • Fire pits for hire, seasonally
  • Seasonal outdoor movie theatre

While in the area…in warmer months, you need not venture far to enjoy the aquatic playland that is Acheron River. In cooler months, enjoy snow play at nearby Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

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Jump for joy.

BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park

Ranked: No.6 (equal)

With loads to keep kids happy, BIG4 Anglesea is the ideal choice for family holidays along the Great Ocean Road. The quality park is close to the town centre and the beach, and some seriously cool safari tents are among the extensive accommodation range.

Cold outside? BIG4 Anglesea has you covered.

Park highlights

  • Heated indoor water complex
  • Adventure playground
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Toddler playroom
  • Games room
  • Giant chess set
  • Cinema room

While in the area…because the kids have likely not been spoiled enough (!), get a sugar hit at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

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Guests go wild for Anglesea's safari tents, which come complete with bunk beds.

BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park

Ranked: No.7

This shade-filled park gifts a relaxing ambience that contrasts from its positioning just 9km to Melbourne’s vibrant CBD. Enjoy the best of both worlds; there’s plenty of children’s entertainment in-park and Melbourne’s many attractions are at your doorstep.

City oasis: BIG4 Melbourne.

Park highlights

  • Solar-heated pool area with toddlers’ area
  • Heated swimma-spa pool
  • Adventure playground
  • Recreation room
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Camp kitchen
  • Movie and TV rooms

While in the area…spotted across town, Interaxcity Children's Museum in Malvern is an absolute winner.

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Playtime BIG4 Melbourne style.

BIG4 Swan Hill

Ranked: No.8 (equal)

Enjoy a fun-filled Murray River family holiday with a stay at this feature-packed park. Its pleasant surrounds are mere minutes to the city’s heart, as well as the Mighty Murray. Yet with so much to accommodate kids within the park, there’s every chance they won’t want to leave. 

Won't want to leave: BIG4 Swan Hill.

Park highlights

  • Solar-heated swimming pool and toddler pool
  • Splash park with tipping bucket
  • 18-hole mini golf course
  • Shaded Jumping Pillow
  • Bike track
  • Playground
  • Games room
  • Pedal go-karts for hire

While in the area…the Pioneer Settlement captivates children and adults.

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The mini-golf course is another Swan Hill highlight.

BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park

Ranked: No.9

Set among garden-like surrounds and backing on to a beautiful beach, the popular park instantly allows visitors to embrace the island’s relaxed vibe. There’s plenty of activities to hold kids’ interest in-park, and outside of these surrounds awaits a wealth of attractions and amenities for all ages.

The setting alone makes BIG4 Phillip Island a crowd-puller.

Park highlights

  • Jumping Pillow
  • Playground
  • Games room
  • Buggy hire
  • TV room
  • Basketball ring
  • Seasonal outdoor cinema

While in the area…action-packed A Maze 'N Things headlines myriad family entertainment.

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This pleasant park has loads to entertain young ones.

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